National Anthem of Saudi Arabia
National anthem of Saudi Arabia
|Lyrics||Ibrahim Al-Khafaji, 1984|
|Music||Abdul Rahman Al-Khateeb, 1947|
as-Salām al-Malakiyy (Instrumental)
The National Anthem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Arabic: النشيد الوطني السعودي an-Našīd al-Waṭanī as-Saʻūdī) was first officially adopted in 1950 without lyrics. It was then adopted again in 1984 with lyrics written by Ibrahim Khafaji (إبراهيم خفاجي). The original composition was by Abdul-Rahman al-Khateeb (عبد الرحمن الخطيب) in 1947 and the brass instrumental version was later arranged by Seraj Omar (سراج عمر).
It is referred to simply as The National Anthem (النشيد الوطني an-Našīd al-Waṭanī), although it is commonly known by its incipit, Sārʿī (سارعي, "Hasten"). The lyrics call upon the country to hasten to greatness and raise the flag, glorify God, and asks Him to grant the King of Saudi Arabia long life.
The instrumental version is called the Royal Salute (السلام الملكي as-Salām al-Malakī) which is also the name of the ceremony in which it is played to salute senior members of the royal family as well as diplomatic figures.
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- Saudi Arabia: an-Nasheed al-Waṭaniy - Audio of the national anthem of Saudi Arabia, with information and lyrics
- The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC has an Audio page that includes the National Anthem in both vocal and instrumental versions.